Man pleads guilty to selling cocaine

CLEARFIELD — A former Osceola Mills man accused of selling cocaine in connection with a $10,000-a-month business was sentenced Tuesday in Clearfield County Court.

Leroy Philip Bryant, 58, pleaded guilty to felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and criminal use of a communication facility before Judge Fredric J. Ammerman, who sentenced him to eight to

16 years in state prison.

According to a press release from the Attorney General’s office, Todd Anderson, 46, of Madera was identified as the ring leader of a group selling cocaine and was transporting two to three ounces of the drug into Clearfield from Beaver County a few times a month.

Anderson is Bryant’s nephew. Other family members charged in this case are Catherine Anderson, Todd’s wife; Catherine Anderson’s brother, Robert Gavlak; and their mother, Pamela Gavlak.

These individuals were identified after a series of controlled drug purchases from July 2016 through March 2017.

Investigators seized more than 70 grams of cocaine, $2,750 in cash and drug paraphernalia through raids in Houtzdale in March 2017 and at Bryant’s Philipsburg residence in June 2017.

In March, Todd Anderson pleaded guilty and was also sentenced to eight to

16 years in state prison.

Robert Gavlak was sentenced in April to 11 months to two years, less one day, in the county jail and five years’ consecutive probation.

Both Catherine Anderson and Pamela Gavlak have signed plea agreements and are scheduled to be sentenced in July, according to court documents.